Moments by Motif Olfactif
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Moments is a new perfume by Motif Olfactif for women and men and was released in 2021. The scent is woody-resinous. Projection and longevity are above-average. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Vanilla absoluteVanilla absolute
Ylang-ylang absoluteYlang-ylang absolute
Oak woodOak wood
Virginia cedarVirginia cedar
Elderflower absoluteElderflower absolute
Indian sandalwoodIndian sandalwood



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Submitted by Bloodxclat, last update on 27.07.2021.
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Beautiful resinous blend with hints of spices, booze, and elderflower
Moments is one of the two newest releases from Motif Olfactif (along with Serenade), a sweet, spicy, herbal resinous blend that seems to mix a gourmand with resins and some curious floral/herbal ingredients.

It’s a very interesting note breakdown so I don’t want to omit any of it—in the order per the website, rum, cognac, vanilla, ylang ylang, oakwood, cedarwood, elderflower, sandalwood, labdanum, myrrh, and oud. Fittingly, it’s sweet but not predominantly so, more so in a resinous way, but the resins are mixed—not just sweet, but a touch smoky and just a hint animalic, although the animalic / oud part is fairly faintly in the background. And it’s also woody with light floral touches while having some of the booze of the rum and cognac.

It really is a fascinating, multifaceted intersection of notes, with the result being a concoction that leans darker and is vaguely reminiscent of offerings from a house like Slumberhouse in having a darker, bolder, boundary-pushing quality to it. It does not smell like any Slumberhouse fragrance in particular, though, which is great, as, while it fosters a bit of déjà vu, it nonetheless feels new and interesting, while being comparably rich to the SH catalogue.

Serenade is priced at $110 for 50ml and is in EDP concentration, very reasonable given that the perfume is strong and inventive, something I’d really enjoy wearing as the weather cools down, especially. It might be my second favorite of the line after De Toma a Zouma. Overall, I’m very impressed.

8 out of 10
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